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Population in 2012: 4,804 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.6%
 

Males: 2,405  (50.1%)
Females: 2,399  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  39.7 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95370.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,632 (it was $28,858 in 2000)
Sonora:

$30,632
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,620

Sonora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $263,756 (it was $138,000 in 2000)
Sonora:

$263,756
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $394,053; Detached houses: $380,496; Townhouses or other attached units: $667,877; In 2-unit structures: $964,011; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $550,864; Mobile homes: $30,604

Median gross rent in 2012: $732.

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  • White alone - 4,297 (87.8%)
  • Hispanic - 326 (6.7%)
  • Black alone - 86 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 68 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 59 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 30 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 25 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sonora: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (16.7%), German (13.8%), Irish (12.4%), Scottish (4.7%), Italian (4.4%), United States (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1826 feet

Land area: 3.04 square miles.

Population density: 1,582 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sonora:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sonora city:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

305 residents are foreign born (1.8% North America, 1.5% Europe).

This city:  6.2%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Sonora, California as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sonora to the number of sex offenders is 92 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,139 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $853 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Modesto, CA (40.2 miles , pop. 188,856).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Stockton, CA (50.1 miles , pop. 243,771).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (292.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: East Sonora, CA (1.4 miles ), Jamestown, CA (1.6 miles ), Columbia, CA (1.9 miles ), Yankee Hill, CA (2.0 miles ), East Sonora-Phoenix Lake, CA (2.0 miles) , Tuttletown, CA (2.1 miles ), Phoenix Lake, CA (2.1 miles ), Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2002: 33 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2005: 30 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $217,100
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $137,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $88,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 120.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,750 (+117.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,119 (54.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 209

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Crime rates in Sonora by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 100000000000
per 100,000 22.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1112125137243
per 100,000 244.221.843.521.343.0106.221.465.0153.143.280.661.1
Robberies 427463347685
per 100,000 88.843.6152.285.4129.163.764.186.6153.1129.7161.3101.8
Assaults 111314181411111236161812
per 100,000 244.2283.5304.3384.2301.1233.5235.1259.9787.2345.8362.8244.3
Burglaries 988915015315159609656786982
per 100,000 2175.41941.13260.93265.73248.01252.71282.32079.31224.61685.81390.81669.7
Thefts 316357366337312274316487388290342224
per 100,000 7014.47786.37956.57193.26711.15817.46753.610548.08484.66267.66893.84561.2
Auto thefts 2928293633262391313175
per 100,000 643.7610.7630.4768.4709.8552.0491.6194.9284.3281.0342.7101.8
Arson 016632112525
per 100,000 0.021.8130.4128.164.542.521.421.743.7108.140.3101.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 688.4502.3635.7600.4590.6443.7415.5613.9666.2459.6504.5375.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sonora detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
California average:

2.36

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Sonora, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +140 (+3.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Sonora-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 530% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from Sonora center
On 9/12/1994 at 12:23:43, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 6.1 MW, 6.0 MD, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/1980 at 14:50:57, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.0 MW, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1980 at 16:33:44, a magnitude 6.1 (6.1 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.1 MW, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 90.4 miles away from Sonora center
On 5/25/1980 at 19:44:51, a magnitude 6.1 (5.5 MB, 5.8 MS, 5.8 M, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tuolumne County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dan Pastorini - Football player, Jack Cassinetto - Artist, Josh Parry - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Apr 5, 1978), Melvin Belli - (1907-1996), attorney, actor, T.J. Dillashaw - Martial artist, Vaughn Armstrong - Actor, Jenny O'Hara - Actress, Phil Coke - Professional baseball pitcher, Kyle Rasmussen - Alpine skier, Larry J. Franco - Film producer.


Hospitals/medical centers in Sonora:

  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS SONORA (Dialysis Facility, 136 EAST COLUMBIA WAY)
  • SONORA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 20100 CEDAR ROAD NORTH)
  • SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1000 GREENLEY ROAD)
  • TUOLUMNE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, 101 E HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (Hospital, 20100 CEDAR ROAD NORTH)
  • AVALON CARE CENTER-SONORA (Nursing Home, 19929 GREENLEY ROAD)
  • SONORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER D/P SNF (Nursing Home, 179 SOUTH FAIRVIEW LANE)

Political contributions by individuals in Sonora, CA

Local government website: www.sonoraca.com

College/University in Sonora:

  • Columbia College (Full-time enrollment: 1,012; Location: 11600 Columbia College Dr; Public; Website: www.gocolumbia.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sonora:

  • California State University-Stanislaus (about 42 miles; Turlock, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,575)
  • Modesto Junior College (about 42 miles; Modesto, CA; FT enrollment: 6,512)
  • University of California-Merced (about 43 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 3,383)
  • Merced College (about 46 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • University of the Pacific (about 51 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 5,528)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (about 52 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 7,849)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 62 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 2,632)

Public high schools in Sonora:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sonora:

Private elementary/middle school in Sonora:

  • MOTHER LODE ADVENTIST JR ACADEMY (Students: 71; Location: 80 N FOREST RD; Grades: KG - 10)
See full list of schools located in Sonora, map of school districts

Library in Sonora:

  • TUOLUMNE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,183,083; Location: 480 GREENLEY RD.; 78,282 books; 3,005 audio materials; 3,119 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 2 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 231 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • SONORA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL was replaced by Sonora Regional Medical Center. It is a much larger and nicer hospital with significantly expanded services.
  • Local Private Christian School, Grades K-12 Mother Lode Christian School in Tuolumne, CA

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Notable locations in Sonora: Sonora Sewer Farm (A), Tuolumne County Museum (B), Tuolumne County Law Library (C), Tuolumne County Courthouse (D), Sugg House (E), Sonora City Hall (F), Morgan Mansion (G), Tuolumne County Ambulance Service Station 10 (H), Tuolumne County Fire Department Station 59 Sonora (I), City of Sonora Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sonora include: Saint James Episcopal Church (A), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (B), Sonora United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jewish Cemetery (1), Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery (2), Masonic Cemetery (3), Mountain Shadow Cemetery (4), Sonora City Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sonora Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sonora include: Coffils Park (1), Mother Lode Fairgrounds (2), Woods Creek Rotary Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Sonora Oaks Hotel (19551 Hess Avenue), Barretta Gardens Inn (700 Barretta Street).

 
Tuolumne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average.
City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.316. This is significantly better than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.316
U.S.:

0.464
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 33.4. This is about average. There were 27 monitors within city limits.
City:

33.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.01
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sonora and their reported violations in the past:

OLD OAK RANCH (Population served: 300, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CASCADE ESTATES (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2003)
BELLEVIEW OAKS MUTUAL WATER CO (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
USFS FRASER FLAT CAMPGD (Population served: 132, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-25-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUL-27-1999 to MAR-27-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
KENNEDY MEADOWS RESORT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
STANISLAUS RIVER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GUS'S STEAKHOUSE (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DARDANELLES RESORT (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sonora that have no violations reported:

  • USFS BAKER/DEADMAN CGD (Population served: 275, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS DARDANELLE CAMP BRIGHTMN (Population served: 172, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PEPPERY GAR AND BRILL, THE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS CLARK FORK CAMPD (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS DRY MEADOWS STATION (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE ALPINE REC. AREA (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • EVERGREEN LODGE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOUNTAIN SPRINGS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPICER MEADOW CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HIGHLAND LAKES #2 (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.2% for Black residents, 60.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.3% for other race residents, 62.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.6%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sonora, CA

People in group quarters in Sonora in 2010:

  • 132 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Sonora in 2000:

  • 135 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 36 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Sonora compared to California state average:

Sonora, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Sonora (2011 data):

  • Mother Lode Bank: at 172 West Stockton Road, branch established on 2004/07/30; Junction Office at 13769-C Mono Way, branch established on 2007/11/06. Info updated 2008/03/26: Bank assets: $64.1 mil, Deposits: $58.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Umpqua Bank: Sonora Junction Branch at 13775 Mono Way, branch established on 1998/04/24; Sonora Downtown Branch at 229 S. Washington St., branch established on 2000/03/31. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $11,556.7 mil, Deposits: $9,325.3 mil, headquarters in Roseburg, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 193 total offices, Holding Company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: East Sonora Branch at 14830 E. Mono Way, branch established on 1980/03/03; Sonora Branch at 180 South Washington Street, branch established on 1937/10/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sonora Branch at 808 East Mono Way, branch established on 1966/12/12; East Sonora Branch at 13761-B Mono Way, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Oak Valley Community Bank: Sonora Branch at 14580 Mono Way, branch established on 1996/05/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $612.4 mil, Deposits: $536.2 mil, headquarters in Oakdale, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Oak Valley Bancorp
  • Bank of Stockton: Washington And Church at 242 South Washington Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2010/04/08: Bank assets: $2,047.8 mil, Deposits: $1,722.4 mil, headquarters in Stockton, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: 1867 Western Financial Corporation
  • Westamerica Bank: Sonora Branch at 1311 Sanguinetti Road 1311-A, branch established on 1996/04/01. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • Compass Bank: Sonora Branch at 13755-A Mono Way, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Sonora Instore Branch at 1045 Mono Way, branch established on 1998/07/09. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sonora, California:

  • Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conf Ctr, 19551 Hess Ave, Sonora, CA 95370 , Phone: (209) 533-4400, Fax: (209) 532-1964
  • Sonora Aladdin Motor Inn, 14260 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370 , Phone: (209) 533-4971, Fax: (209) 532-1522
  • Sonora Gold Lodge, 480 W Stockton St, Sonora, CA 95370 , Phone: (209) 532-3952
  • Days Inn Sonora, 160 S Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370 , Phone: (209) 532-2400
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sonora, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sonora travel time to work - commute


Sonora mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sonora city (based on Tuolumne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.03%
Here27.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents36.8%9.8%8.1%7.4%5.8%
Congregations13.2%7.5%1.9%5.7%3.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents5.6%3.9%3.7%2.4%16.5%
Congregations7.5%7.5%1.9%3.8%47.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Tuolumne County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Tuolumne County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Tuolumne County:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Here:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Tuolumne County:

22.8%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$10,609$63,6541$2,280
Other Government Administration 4$28,324$84,9720$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$92,676$74,1410$0
Police - Other 6$17,956$35,9126$13,426
Firefighters 6$34,691$69,3825$3,359
Fire - Other 0$0 2$2,429
Streets and Highways 10$39,628$47,5540$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$13,074$52,2960$0
Totals for Government 46$236,958$61,81514$21,494

Sonora government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $360,000 ($74.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $255,000 ($53.08)
    Police Protection: $73,000 ($15.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,525,000 ($317.44)
    Regular Highways: $670,000 ($139.47)
    Fire Protection: $523,000 ($108.87)
    Financial Administration: $318,000 ($66.19)
    Housing & Community Development: $150,000 ($31.22)
    Central Staff Services: $124,000 ($25.81)
    General - Other: $101,000 ($21.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($4.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $244,000 ($50.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $55,000 ($11.45)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.83)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,751,000 ($364.49)

Sonora government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $126,000 ($26.23)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $118,000 ($24.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $212,000 ($44.13)
    General Revenue, NEC: $144,000 ($29.98)
    Rents: $89,000 ($18.53)
    Special Assessments: $50,000 ($10.41)
    Property Sale Other: $4,000 ($0.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $265,000 ($55.16)
    General Support: $254,000 ($52.87)
    Highways: $101,000 ($21.02)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,180,000 ($453.79)
    Property: $834,000 ($173.61)
    NEC: $338,000 ($70.36)
    Other Selective Sales: $228,000 ($47.46)
    Public Utilities: $44,000 ($9.16)

Sonora government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,243,000 ($883.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,055,000 ($844.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $188,000 ($39.13)

Sonora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($2.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,699,000 ($561.82)

6.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($64,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
California average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.99% ($72,875 average AGI)
from Calaveras County, CA  0.48% ($38,043)
from Alameda County, CA  0.42% ($73,259)


6.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
California average:

6.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Stanislaus County, CA  0.75% ($33,883 average AGI)
to Calaveras County, CA  0.46% ($38,360)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.25% ($33,271)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sonora:

  • KVML (1450 AM; 1 kW; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sonora:

  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZSQ-FM (92.7 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCVR-FM (98.9 FM; COLUMBIA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTUO (99.1 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: SONORA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KXSR (91.7 FM; GROVELAND, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO)
  • KHOP (95.1 FM; OAKDALE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVR (105.5 FM; COPPEROPOLIS, CA; Owner: THRESHOLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K214CT (90.7 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAMB (101.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: CENTRAL VALLEY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K262AK (100.3 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KOSL (94.3 FM; JACKSON, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sonora:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sonora, California:
  • Fatal accident count: 20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 46
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
California average:
  • Fatal accident count: 208
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 310
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 81
  • Fatalities: 223
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 541
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 42

See more detailed statistics of Sonora fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 48 meters (157ft)
Total costs: $764,000
Total average daily traffic: 138,602
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,110

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 8
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sonora, CA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sonora)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sonora, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 207 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sonora)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sonora)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 78 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 66
  • Hazardous Condition: 45
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - Sonora


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sonora, CA
Businesses in Sonora, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1Lowe's1
Best Western1Nike1
Big O Tires1Payless1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1SAS Shoes1
Curves1Sears1
DHL1Staples1
Days Inn1Starbucks3
Dennys1T-Mobile1
Fashion Bug1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx5Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS6
Jack In The Box1Vans1
Jones New York1Vons1
KFC1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Sonora, CA


Sonora on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Water transportation"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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  • Marvin S. Keshner (7)
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  • David N. Harris (4)
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Total of 72 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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